Find Out Early-Get Screened!
The goal of screening tests for breast cancer is to find it before it causes symptoms (like a lump that can be felt). Screenings are known as tests and exams used to find a disease in people who don’t have any symptoms. Breast self-exams (BSE) are another way to check your own breasts for lumps or other changes. BSE should not take the place of regular clinical breast exams and mammograms.
Breast self-exams can be done at home.
Know the Risk Factors
There are many risk factors that increase your chances of getting breast cancer. This video will help you learn more.
Here are some other factors that can increase your risk of getting breast cancer:
Lifestyle-related - Certain breast cancer risk factors are related to personal behaviors, such as diet and exercise. Other lifestyle-related risk factors include decisions about having children and taking medicines that contain hormones.
Risk factors you can not change - Some risk factors for breast cancer are things you cannot change, such as getting older or inheriting certain gene changes. These make your risk of breast cancer higher.
Lower your risks - There is no sure way to prevent breast cancer. But there are things you can do that might lower your risk.
Diagnosis & Treatment Options
Women who have dense breast tissue have a higher risk of breast cancer compared to women with less dense breast tissue. Dense breast tissue also makes it harder for radiologists to see cancer. On mammograms, dense breast tissue looks white. Breast masses or tumors also look white, so the dense tissue can hide tumors.
What is dense breast tissue?
Breast Cancer in Men - Men can get breast cancer too. About 1 out of every 100 breast cancers diagnosed in the United States is found in a man. Understand some of the symptoms, risks factors, and treatment options for men.
Treating Breast Cancer - If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, your cancer care team will discuss your treatment options with you. It’s important that you think carefully about each of your choices. Weigh the benefits of each treatment option against the possible risks and side effects.
Here are 3 ways to make an appointment at one of our MemorialCare Breast Centers:
- Call our breast centers for help.
- Send MemorialCare an email.
- Ask your physician to refer you for an appointment.
MemorialCare Breast Cancer Center LocationsTodd Cancer Pavilion, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center 2810 Long Beach Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90806 (562) 933-7880 MemorialCare Breast Center 9900 Talbert Avenue Suite 102 Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (714) 378-7955
Living as a Breast Cancer Survivor
There is still much help out there for you as a breast cancer survivor!
Giving Care to Someone with Cancer
How do I take care of my loved one with cancer?
This guide is for people who are caring for someone with cancer. It can help caretakers learn how to:
- Care for yourself as a caregiver
- Better understand what your loved one is going through
- Develop skills for coping and caring
- Steps to help protect your health and well-being